SOCCER CAMPS

COVID-19 UPDATE

We are following the current Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigations in IL, which means we have had to pause all classes and camps.

We are offering Virtual Classes via Zoom starting November 30th and ending December 18th.

Click HERE for our classes

(Ages 3-5; 6-7; 8-9; 10+, and Advanced Technical Training, 13+)

We are still offering in-person, one-on-one Private Training with one of our Soccer Coaches.  Click HERE for more information on Private Training.

PARTNER WITH US FOR A CAMP

Want to host a camp within your city/program?

Don’t have enough coaches to staff a camp?

THIS IS WHERE WE COME IN!!

We will partner with you and provide a camp for the kids in your area.

You supply the field and spread the word and we handle the rest.

As the President of Bethalto FC, I can say that our decision to partner exclusively with Elite FT for camps and training, ranks among the best decisions we have made to date. From a fledgling club of 40 kids, to a consistent 300-400 kids annually, Elite FT has been there to help train, educate, and guide us every step of the way. We started partnering for camps and had 100 kids. We have now added our Elite FT Summer Camp as part of our fees and will have 300-400 kids at camp this summer. Justin and his staff embody and define the standard that should be expected in sports training. We look forward to our future together and can’t thank them enough.

Shawn Long

President, Bethalto FC

WINTER 1 & 2: Bosco's buddies (ages 2-3; 4-6) - Glen Carbon

Our Bosco’s Buddies Soccer Camps are SAFE, educational and fun!

Ages 2-3 and ONE parent will play organized games and learn cooperation and group socialization through the sport of soccer.  They will learn ball skills, foot-eye coordination, and SCORE GOALS!  Experienced coaches lead 40 minute classes and deliver a structured and enjoyable approach to soccer basics.

Ages 4-6 progresses from fun soccer play to the actual introduction of organized, small-sided, enjoyable approach to soccer.  Experienced coaches employ fun games designed to encourage good sportsmanship, touches on the ball, goal scoring, and cooperation. Here is the information and schedule:

Winter 1 Camp @ The Sports Academy:

  • Ages 2-3 w/parent; Ages 4-6
  • 6 weeks on Tuesdays OR Wednesdays
  • Cost: $75
  • Dates:
    • Tuesdays: Nov 3, 10, 17; Dec 1, 8, 15 (off Nov 24)
    • Wednesdays: Nov 4, 11, 18; Dec 2, 9, 16 (off Nov 25)
  • Time: 
    • Ages 2-3: 5:30-6:10pm
    • Ages 4-6: 5:30-6:25pm
  • Location: 101 The Game Dr. Glen Carbon, IL 62034
  • Each player is provided with a camp shirt
  • Boys & Girls; no experience necessary

Registration for Winter 1

Winter 2 Camp @ The Sports Academy:

  • Ages 2-3 w/parent; Ages 4-6
  • 8 weeks on Tuesdays OR Wednesdays
  • Cost: $100
  • Dates:
    • Tuesdays: Jan 5, 12, 19, 26; Feb 2, 9, 16, 23
    • Wednesdays: Jan 6, 13, 20, 27; Feb 3, 10, 17, 24
  • Time: 
    • Ages 2-3: 5:30-6:10pm
    • Ages 4-6: 5:30-6:25pm
  • Location: 101 The Game Dr. Glen Carbon, IL 62034
  • Each player is provided with a camp shirt
  • Boys & Girls; no experience necessary

Registration for Winter 2

Please contact us at info@eliteft.com or 618-972-1830 if you have questions.

Should there be inclement weather during this camp our weather hotline information can be found HERE

*These camps are INCLUDED in Soccer membership; Youth Fitness and Adult Fitness members get 50% off 

WINTER 1 & 2: Bosco's buddies (ages 4-6) - Fairview Heights

Our Bosco’s Buddies Soccer Camps are SAFE, educational and fun!

Ages 4-6 progresses from fun soccer play to the actual introduction of organized, small-sided, enjoyable approach to soccer.  Experienced coaches employ fun games designed to encourage good sportsmanship, touches on the ball, goal scoring, and cooperation. Here is the information and schedule:

Winter 1 Camp @ The REC Complex of Fairview Heights:

  • Ages 4-6
  • 6 weeks on Mondays OR Thursdays
  • Cost: $75
  • Dates:
    • Mondays: Nov 2, 9, 16, 30; Dec 7, 14 (off Nov 23)
    • Thursdays: Nov 5, 12, 19; Dec 3, 10, 17 (off Nov 26)
  • Time: 
    • Ages 4-6: 5:30-6:20pm
  • Location: 9950 Bunkum Rd Fairview Heights, IL 62208
  • Mask Policy: EVERYONE inside of the gymnasium MUST wear a mask including participants
  • Each player is provided with a camp shirt
  • Boys & Girls; no experience necessary

Registration for Winter 1

Winter 2 Camp @ The REC Complex of Fairview Heights

  • Ages 4-6
  • 8 weeks on Mondays OR Thursdays
  • Cost: $100
  • Dates:
    • Mondays: Jan 4, 12, 18, 25; Feb 1, 8, 15, 22
    • Thursdays: Jan 7, 14, 22, 28; Feb 4, 11, 18, 25
  • Time: 5:30 – 6:20pm
    • Ages 4-6:
  • Location: 9950 Bunkum Rd. Fairview Heights, IL 62208
  • Mask Policy: EVERYONE inside of the gymnasium MUST wear a mask including participants
  • Each player is provided with a camp shirt
  • Boys & Girls; no experience necessary

Registration for Winter 2

Please contact us at info@eliteft.com or 618-972-1830 if you have questions.

Should there be inclement weather during this camp our weather hotline information can be found HERE

*These camps are INCLUDED in Soccer membership; Youth Fitness and Adult Fitness members get 50% off 

WINTER 1 & 2: Soccer (Ages 6-7; 8-9; 10+) - Glen Carbon

Our Winter Soccer Camps are SAFE, educational and fun! It is for the beginning and recreational player looking to be a part of a small group, learn new skills, and play with friends. Sign up your child or sign up with friends and we will place them in the same group. Players will meet once a week for 25 minutes of footskills and then 25 minutes of a small-sided, safety-first scrimmages. All sessions will be coached by our Elite FT Coaches.

Winter 1 Camp @ The Sports Academy:

  • Ages 6-7; 8-9; 10+
  • 6 weeks on Tuesdays or Wednesdays
  • Cost: $105
  • Dates:
    • Tuesdays: Nov 3, 10, 17; Dec 1, 8, 15 (off Nov 24)
    • Wednesdays: Nov 4, 11, 18; Dec 2, 9, 16 (off Nov 25)
  • Time: 
    • Ages 6-7; 8-9: 6:30-7:25pm
    • Ages 10+: 7:30-8:25pm
  • Location: 101 The Game Dr. Glen Carbon, IL 62034
  • Each player is provided with a camp shirt
  • Boys & Girls; no experience necessary

Registration for Winter 1

Winter 2 Camp @ The Sports Academy:

  • Ages 6-7; 8-9; 10+
  • 8 weeks on Tuesdays OR Wednesdays
  • Cost: $140
  • Dates:
    • Tuesdays: Jan 5, 12, 19, 26; Feb 2, 9, 16, 23
    • Wednesdays: Jan 6, 13, 20, 27; Feb 3, 10, 17, 24
  • Time: 
    • Ages 6-7; 8-9: 6:30-7:25pm
    • Ages 4-6: 7:30-8:25pm
  • Location: 101 The Game Dr. Glen Carbon, IL 62034
  • Each player is provided with a camp shirt
  • Boys & Girls; no experience necessary

Registration for Winter 2

Please contact us at info@eliteft.com or 618-972-1830 if you have questions.

Should there be inclement weather during this camp our weather hotline information can be found HERE

*These camps are INCLUDED in Soccer membership; Youth Fitness and Adult Fitness members get 50% off 

WINTER 1 & 2: Soccer (Ages 6-7; 8-9; 10+) - Fairview Heights

Our Winter Soccer Camps are SAFE, educational and fun! It is for the beginning and recreational player looking to be a part of a small group, learn new skills, and play with friends. Sign up your child or sign up with friends and we will place them in the same group. Players will meet once a week for 25 minutes of footskills and then 25 minutes of a small-sided, safety-first scrimmages. All sessions will be coached by our Elite FT Coaches.

Winter 1 Camp @ The REC Complex of Fairview Heights:

  • Ages 6-7; 8-9; 10+
  • 6 weeks on Mondays OR Thursdays
  • Cost: $105
  • Dates:
    • Mondays: Nov 2, 9, 16, 30; Dec 7, 14 (off Nov 23)
    • Thursdays: Nov 5, 12, 19; Dec 3, 10, 17 (off Nov 26)
  • Time: 
    • Ages 6-7; 8-9: 6:20 – 7:10pm
    • Ages 10+: 7:10 – 8:00pm
  • Location: 9950 Bunkum Rd. Fairview Heights, IL 62208
  • Mask Policy: EVERYONE inside of the gymnasium MUST wear a mask including participants
  • Each player is provided with a camp shirt
  • Boys & Girls; no experience necessary

Registration for Winter 1

Winter 2 Camp @ The REC Complex of Fairview Heights

  • Ages 6-7; 8-9; 10+
  • 8 weeks on Mondays OR Thursdays
  • Cost: $140
  • Dates:
    • Mondays: Jan 4, 11, 18, 25; Feb 1, 8, 15, 22
    • Thursdays: Jan 7, 14, 21, 28; Feb 4, 11, 18, 25
  • Time: 
    • Ages 6-7; 8-9: 6:20-7:10pm
    • Ages 4-6: 7:10 – 8:00pm
  • Location: 9950 Bunkum Rd. Fairview Heights, IL 62208
  • Mask Policy: EVERYONE inside of the gymnasium MUST wear a mask including participants
  • Each player is provided with a camp shirt
  • Boys & Girls; no experience necessary

Registration for Winter 2

Please contact us at info@eliteft.com or 618-972-1830 if you have questions.

Should there be inclement weather during this camp our weather hotline information can be found HERE

*These camps are INCLUDED in Soccer membership; Youth Fitness and Adult Fitness members get 50% off 

Winter 1 & 2: Advanced technical training (ages 13+) - Glen Carbon
Created by Elite FT owner Justin McMillian and Director Josh Boyd, our Advanced Technical Training Program is back this winter by popular demand!  These classes are guaranteed to challenge your footskills, fitness level and ability to solve pressure situations with the ball.
  • This program is ONLY open to and appropriate for players in high school, college and those aspiring to play professionally.
  • We will reserve the right to allow 2008 players on a case by case basis. Please submit a request via email to info@eliteft.com for an approval of a 2008 age year athlete.

Winter 1 Camp @ The Sports Academy:

  • Ages 13+
  • 6 weeks on Tuesdays OR Wednesdays
  • Cost: $105
  • Dates:
    • Tuesdays: Nov 3, 10, 17; Dec 1, 8, 15 (off Nov 24)
    • Wednesdays: Nov 4, 11, 18; Dec 2, 9, 16 (off Nov 25)
  • Time: 7:30-8:25pm
  • Location: The Sports Academy
    • 101 The Game Dr. Glen Carbon, IL 62034
    • aRena Field
  • On turf, wear cleats
  • Boys & Girls

Registration for Winter 1

Winter 2 Camp @ The Sports Academy:

  • Ages 13+
  • 8 weeks on Tuesdays OR Wednesdays
  • Cost: $140
  • Dates:
    • Tuesdays: Jan 5, 12, 19, 26; Feb 2, 9, 16, 23
    • Wednesdays: Jan 6, 13, 20, 27; Feb 3, 10, 17, 24
  • Time: 7:30-8:25pm
  • Location: The Sports Academy
    • 101 The Game Dr. Glen Carbon, IL 62034
    • aRena Field
  • On turf, wear cleats
  • Boys & Girls

Registration for Winter 2

COACHES

  • Previous Guest Coaches – Sam Fink (captain of STLFC), Chris Duvall (Oklahoma City Energy), Dererk Burton (SIUE Women’s Head Coach), Tim Strange (McKendree Women’s Head Coach), Scott Gyllenborg (McKendree Men’s Head Soccer Coach), Cale Wassermann (SIUE Men’s Head Soccer Coach)

Please contact us at info@eliteft.com or 618-972-1830 if you have questions.

Should there be inclement weather during this camp our weather hotline information can be found HERE

*These camps are INCLUDED in Soccer membership; Youth Fitness and Adult Fitness members get 50% off 

 

 

    Winter 1 & 2: Advanced technical training (ages 13+) - Fairview Heights
    Created by Elite FT owner Justin McMillian and Director Josh Boyd, our Advanced Technical Training Program is back this winter by popular demand!  These classes are guaranteed to challenge your footskills, fitness level and ability to solve pressure situations with the ball.
    • This program is ONLY open to and appropriate for players in high school, college and those aspiring to play professionally.
    • We will reserve the right to allow 2008 players on a case by case basis. Please submit a request via email to info@eliteft.com for an approval of a 2008 age year athlete.

    Winter 1 Camp @ The REC Complex of Fairview Heights:

    • Ages 13+
    • 6 weeks on Mondays OR Thursdays
    • Cost: $105
    • Dates:
      • Mondays: Nov 2, 9, 16, 30; Dec 7, 14 (off Nov 23)
      • Thursdays: Nov 5, 12, 19; Dec 3, 10, 17 (off Nov 26)
    • Time: 7:10-8:00pm
    • Location: 9950 Bunkum Rd. Fairview Heights, IL 62208
    • Mask Policy: EVERYONE inside of the gymnasium MUST wear a mask including participants
    • NO turf…do not wear cleats
    • Boys & Girls

    Registration for Winter 1

    Winter 2 Camp @ The REC Complex of Fairview Heights

    • Ages 13+
    • 8 weeks on Mondays OR Thursdays
    • Cost: $140
    • Dates:
      • Tuesdays: Jan 4, 11, 18, 25; Feb 1, 8, 15, 22
      • Wednesdays: Jan 7, 14, 21, 28; Feb 4, 11, 18, 25
    • Time: 7:10-8:00pm
    • Location: 9950 Bunkum Rd Fairview Heights, IL 62208
    • Mask Policy: EVERYONE inside of the gymnasium MUST wear a mask including participants
    • Boys & Girls

    Registration for Winter 2

    COACHES

    • Previous Guest Coaches – Sam Fink (captain of STLFC), Chris Duvall (Oklahoma City Energy), Dererk Burton (SIUE Women’s Head Coach), Tim Strange (McKendree Women’s Head Coach), Scott Gyllenborg (McKendree Men’s Head Soccer Coach), Cale Wassermann (SIUE Men’s Head Soccer Coach)

    Please contact us at info@eliteft.com or 618-972-1830 if you have questions.

    Should there be inclement weather during this camp our weather hotline information can be found HERE

    *These camps are INCLUDED in Soccer membership; Youth Fitness and Adult Fitness members get 50% off 

     

     

    WINTER 1 & 2: GOALKEEPING ACADEMY (AGES 8-14) - Glen Carbon ONLY

    Our Goalkeeper coaches provide developmental training for both the mental and physical aspects of the goalkeeper position. You will learn proper fundamentals of getting set, diving correctly, developing softer hands, punting the ball, becoming quicker and proper footwork. Tactically, we teach positional awareness and help keepers realize the confidence to challenge breakaways.  Goalkeeper camp is appropriate for ages 8-14.

    Winter 1 Camp @ The Sports Academy:

    • Ages 8-10; 11+
    • 6 weeks on Tuesdays
    • Cost: $105
    • Dates: Nov 3, 10, 17; Dec 1, 8, 15 (off Nov 24)
    • Time: 
      • Ages 8-10: 6:30-7:25pm
      • Ages 11+: 7:30-8:25pm
    • Location: 101 The Game Dr. Glen Carbon, IL 62034
    • Each player is provided with a camp shirt
    • Boys & Girls

    Registration for Winter 1

    Winter 2 Camp @ The Sports Academy:

    • Ages 8-10; 11+
    • 8 weeks on Tuesdays
    • Cost: $140
    • Dates: Jan 5, 12, 19, 26; Feb 2, 9, 16, 23
    • Time: 
      • Ages 8-10: 6:30-7:25pm
      • Ages 11+: 7:30-8:25pm
    • Location: 101 The Game Dr. Glen Carbon, IL 62034
    • Each player is provided with a camp shirt
    • Boys & Girls

    Registration for Winter 2

    Please contact us at info@eliteft.com or 618-972-1830 if you have questions.

    Should there be inclement weather during this camp our weather hotline information can be found HERE

    *These camps are INCLUDED in Goalkeeper membership; Youth Fitness and Adult Fitness members get 50% off 

    winter: soccer camp at powerhaus
    Our Winter Soccer Camp is SAFE, educational and fun! It is for the beginning and recreational player looking to be a part of a small group, learn new skills, and play with friends. Sign up your player or sign up with friends and we will place them in the same group. Players will practice once a week for practice and once a week for small-sided, safety-first scrimmages. All practices and games will be coached by our Elite FT Coaches.
     
    Our Camp Director is Coach Dave Fernandez
    • Boys and girls, no experience necessary
    • All practices and scrimmage are held indoors at Powerhaus

    AGES 2-3 WITH A PARENT

    • 2 options (one morning and one evening)
    • Once per week
    • 8 FUN practices
    • $120 (includes shirt)
    • Thursdays from 5:30-6:10pm
      • Jan 7, 14, 21, 28; Feb 4, 11, 18, 25
    • REGISTER HERE
    • Saturdays from 9:30-10:10am
      • Jan 9, 16, 23, 30; Feb 6, 13, 20, 27
    • REGISTER HERE

    PREK-8th GRADE

    • Twice per week – 1 practice, 1 scrimmage
    • Practices are Tuesdays and 50 minutes
    • Scrimmages are Saturday mornings and 2×20 minute halves
    • We provide each player with a jersey
    • Price is $190
    • Scores will be kept on the field but standings will not be posted
    • Our coaches will coach and referee the scrimmages
    • Practice Dates and Times 
      • Tuesdays – Jan 5, 12, 19, 26; Feb 2, 9, 16, 23
      • PreK/Kind – 5:30-6:20pm
      • 1st/2nd – 6:20-7:10pm
      • 3rd/4th, 5th/6th, 7th/8th – 7:10-8:00pm
    • Scrimmage Dates and Times
      • Saturdays – Jan 9, 16, 23, 30; Feb 6, 13, 20, 27
      • Mornings from approximately 8:00am-1:00pm

    REGISTRATION

    Registration closes December 20th

    Please contact us if you have questions at info@eliteft.com or 618-972-1830.

    *Soccer, Youth Fitness, and Adult Fitness members get 50% off all camps

     

    FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS - MASCOUTAH
    We are so excited to be back in Mascoutah and to announce our upcoming program on the turf at the high school on Friday nights! This camp is aimed to give participants the opportunity to improve their footskills for the first half of the session. The second half will focus on small sided, safety-first scrimmages. 

    PRE-K-12th GRADE

    • Location: Mascoutah High School Stadium Field
    • Cost: $75
    • Discounts:
      • 10% off for multiple/sibling registration – FAMILY10
      • 10% off for military/first responders – THANKS10
    • FREE T-shirt for all campers
    • 5 weeks
    • Dates:
      • Pre-K – 8th grade
        • Oct 23, 30; Nov 6, 13, 20
      • High School (9th-12th grade)
        • Oct 30; Nov 6, 13, 20, 27
    • Times:
      • Pre-K/Kind: 5:00-5:55pm
      • 1st/2nd Grade: 6:00-6:55pm
      • 3rd/4th Grade: 5:00-5:55pm
      • 5th/6th Grade: 7:00-7:55pm
      • 7th/8th Grade: 7:00-7:55pm
      • High School: 7:00-7:55pm *does not start until Oct 30

    REGISTRATION

    Registration closes October 21st

    Please contact us if you have questions at info@eliteft.com or 618-972-1830.

    Should there be inclement weather during this camp our weather hotline information can be found HERE

    *Soccer, Youth Fitness, and Adult Fitness members get 50% off all camps

     

    fall: soccer camp at powerhaus
    Our Fall Soccer Camp is SAFE, educational and fun! It is for the beginning and recreational player looking to be a part of a small group, learn new skills, and play with friends. Sign up your player or sign up with friends and we will place them in the same group. Players will practice once a week for practice and once a week for small-sided, safety-first scrimmages. All practices and games will be coached by our Elite FT Coaches.
     
    Our Camp Director is Coach Dave Fernandez
    • Boys and girls, no experience necessary
    • All practices and scrimmage are held indoors at Powerhaus

    AGES 2-3 WITH A PARENT

    • Once per week
    • 7 FUN practices
    • $105 (includes shirt) – choose Thursday OR Saturday
    • Can make up missed sessions on the other day
    • Off week – Nov 23-28 for Thanksgiving
      • Thursdays from 5:30-6:10pm
        • Oct 29; Nov 5, 12, 19; Dec 3, 10, 17
      • Saturdays from 9:00-9:40am
        • Oct 31; Nov 7, 14, 21; Dec 5, 12, 19

    PREK-12th GRADE

    • Twice per week – 1 practice, 1 scrimmage
    • Practices are Tuesdays and 50 minutes
    • Scrimmages are Saturday mornings and 2×20 minute halves
    • We provide each player with a jersey
    • Price is $190
    • Scores will be kept on the field but standings will not be posted
    • Our coaches will coach and referee the scrimmages
    • Practice Dates and Times 
      • Tuesdays – Oct 20, 27; Nov 3, 10, 17; Dec 1, 8, 15
      • PreK/Kind – 5:30-6:20pm
      • 1st/2nd – 6:20-7:10pm
      • 3rd/4th, 5th/6th, 7th/8th, High School – 7:10-8:00pm
    • Scrimmage Dates and Times
      • Saturdays – Oct 24, 31; Nov 7, 14, 21; Dec 5, 12, 19
      • Mornings from approximately 8:00am-1:00pm
      • Off week – Nov 23-28 for Thanksgiving

    REGISTRATION

    Registration closes October 6th

    Please contact us if you have questions at info@eliteft.com or 618-972-1830.

    *Soccer, Youth Fitness, and Adult Fitness members get 50% off all camps

     

    WINTER: HOLIDAY CAMP 2020

    Join us for our 12th Annual Holiday Camp! This camp can be described in 2 words: FUN SOCCER! Our Holiday Camp is our most popular camp for a reason: we have FUN…ALL DAY! We will be offering it in Glen Carbon at The Sports Academy!

    MORE INFO COMING SOON!!!

    Where: The Sports Academy
    When: 
    What time: 
    How much:

    Check out our activities:

    • Soccer Skill Games and Scrimmages
    • Goalkeeper Training
    • Camp Shirt (Pick-up early and wrap for Christmas!)
    • Gift Exchange
    • Elite FT’s Got Talent Competition
    • Free Early Drop off and Late Pick-Up
    • Free Lunch Every Day

    POLICIES

    CANCELLATION POLICIES

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    frequently asked questions

    WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD WEAR?

    • Your child should wear comfortable/athletic-type clothing so they can move freely
    • Shin guards are highly recommended for ages 4+, Ages 2-3 do not have to have shin guards
    • Outdoor shoes are recommended on the turf; Molded plastic cleats/studs will work best for traction and enhance your experience.
    • Tennis shoes are ok for younger children.
    • NO metal cleats or studs allowed.

    WHAT TRAINING DO YOUR COACHES RECEIVE?

    • To ensure the best experience for our program participants, staff training is our top priority
    • Our ongoing staff education program is called The Elite Way! This program is designed to ensure our entire staff is engaged in identical training methods and philosophies
    • Our program creates a training style similar to the KNVB (coach’s education program in Holland).
    • All coaches teach the same style, so regardless of which trainer is on the field, they are teaching The Elite Way!

    WHAT IS YOUR POLICY REGARDING CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS?

    • Children with special needs are always welcomed in our program. as long as we are equipped to assist them accordingly.
    • Please contact your our Administrative Director for more information, info@eliteft.com.

    DO YOU OFFER PRIVATE TRAINING?

    CAN MY TEAM TRAIN TOGETHER?